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Obituaries

GARY WAYNE HICKS

Gary Wayne Hicks, 58, of 228 Third St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. He was born May 18, 1940 in Windsor, Ont. to the late Frank and Louella Hicks.

Gary had worked for Pilkington Glass Company in Cambridge, Ont. for 10 years before being transferred to Thunder Bay, where he worked for five years. He then moved back to the Cambridge and Kitchener-Waterloo area, where he worked for Sherwin Williams Paint and Pollock Paint and Decorating for a period of time.

TERENCE ROY (TERRY) ALLAN

Terry Allan, 54, of Carpenter Township, Emo, Ont., passed away suddenly in Carpenter Township on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998.

Terry was born Oct. 8, 1944 in Port Arthur, Ont. He was adopted as an infant by his grandparents, Cecil and Elda Allan.

On Sept. 2, 1966, Terence was united in marriage to Helen Maki. They resided in Atikokan for a brief time, where Terry was employed at Caland Ore. The family moved back to operate a small grocery store in Burriss, Ont.

ROSE SPENCER

Rose Spencer, 82, of Seine River First Nation, Ont., passed away at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998.

She was born May 16, 1916 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson.

Rose had many hobbies, which included sewing, attending Pow-Wows, setting nets, tanning hides, leather and bead work, and birch bark crafts. She also was a trapper and a lumberjack.

NICHOLAS (NICK) BORESIUK

Nicholas (Nick) Boresiuk, 90, of 913 Portage Ave. N., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born April 28, 1908 in Mamayestie, Romania to the late George and Sanefta Boresiuk. Nick moved to Canada in February, 1926, and the following year moved to Fort Frances, where he has lived here since.

He worked for 40 years exclusively in the Fort Frances district as a section man for the C.N. Rail until his retirement on May 18, 1968.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

LEMPI ELLEN HAKE

Lempi Hake, 85, of Rainycrest Home for Aged, 550 Osbourne St., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at her residence Monday, Nov. 23, 1998.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1912 in Fort Frances to Johannes (John) and Serafia Takkunen. Lempi attended Miscampbell School, and was well versed in Finnish, of which she spoke and wrote very well.

In her earlier years, she enjoyed cross-country skiing, swimming, and fishing.

ANNA SALAMUND

Anna Salamund, 92, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at her residence.

Anna was born Jan. 6, 1906 in Chedlewce, Austria, where she was raised. In 1932, she moved to Canada and settled in Fort Frances, Ont., where she has lived until her passing.

In 1948, she was united in marriage to Basil Salamund.

Anna was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, and enjoyed gardening and canning. She especially enjoyed visiting with her family and friends, and will be sadly missed by them all.

WALTER CLIFFORD ‘CLIFF’ ROWLAND

Walter Clifford “Cliff” Rowland, 83, of RR#1, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away at his residence Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998. He was born Nov. 21, 1915 in Morris, Man. to the late Walter and Elizabeth Rowland.

Cliff moved to the Crozier area in his late teens and had lived there since. His main occupation was farming but he also had worked for the Township of Alberton, at the peat moss plant, and for Dale Perusse and Brad Bradford. He also had worked on the Heenan Highway, now known as Highway 11/71.

His hobbies were farming, horses, and cattle.

SHIRLEY ANN SETHER (NATURKACH)

Shirley Sether, 53, of 806 16th St. E., South International Falls, Mn., passed away peacefully in the arms of her mother, Frances, on Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

She was the loving wife of James E. Sether of International Falls; mom of Tony and Lisa; and super grandmother of Amy, Nicholas, and James.

LILLIAN LARSON

Lillian Larson, 66, of Roy Street, Emo, Ont., passed away Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1998 with her family at her side at Riverside Health Care Facilities in Fort Frances.

She was born Aug. 7, 1932 at Finland, Ont.

Lillian was a long-time resident of Emo, having lived there since 1952. She enjoyed gardening and canning vegetables. She also loved to go to garage sales.

Lillian was united in marriage April 14, 1950 to Ingvald, who predeceased her Dec. 27, 1988.

HOWARD EDGAR KINNEAR

Howard Kinnear, 86, of the Golden Age Manor in Emo, Ont., passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.

He was born June 9, 1912 in Toronto, Ont. to the late Edgar and Millicent Kinnear. Howard later moved to Souris, Man., of which he had many fond memories, and then moved to Emo in 1920 as a young boy.

ELSIE HELEN CYR

Elsie Helen Cyr, 40, of Northwest Bay First Nation, Ont., went to be with God the Father in Heaven on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1998.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at the Ponemah Community Center. Interment was held at the family burial grounds in Ponemah, Mn. under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji, Mn.

She was born Oct. 11, 1958 in Red Lake, Mn., the daughter of James and Rose Cloud. She attended Ponemah Elementary School and graduated from Red Lake High School in Red Lake in 1976.

CLIFFORD MERLE MCINTOSH

“A change in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the curve.”

On Sept. 12, 1929, Clifford Merle McIntosh was born in Dauphin, Man. He passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 1998 at Atikokan General Hospital.

As a young man, Cliff was an avid swimmer, hockey player with the Dauphin Kings, and an accomplished boxer. Cliff also served two years with the RCMP in Regina, Sask.

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ OSSACHUK

William “Bill” Ossachuk, 77, of Clare Innis Court, Caledonia, Ont., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ont. after a long battle with Parkinson’s, cancer, and diabetes.

He was born Nov. 19, 1920 in Canora, Sask. but moved to Fort Frances, Ont. with his family in 1922, where he resided until May of this year.

On May 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Doris Spicer.

He was employed by Boise Cascade in 1941 until his retirement in 1985, and was a member of United Paperworkers Union Local 92.

MARGARET MOSHER

Mrs. Margaret Mosher (nee Prince), aged 72, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998. She was born in Sabaskong, Ont. on July 18, 1926.

Margaret will be missed by her sons, Isaac Prince and Ronald Mosher; grandsons, Ryan Mosher, Darren Prince, and Ian Prince; granddaughters, Jennifer Prince and Tanya Prince; sister, Christine Comegan; brothers, Walter Prince and Stanley Prince; uncle, J.R. Prince; sister-in-law, Josephine Prince; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other extended relatives and friends.

ELIZABETH MACEDON

Elizabeth Macedon, 93, of 815 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital. She was born Dec. 26, 1904 in Cozmen, Bukovina (Austria) to the late Bill and Dora Corliuic.

Elizabeth immigrated to Canada in 1924 and settled in Gonar (Selkirk), Man. where she met and married George Macedon. In 1927, they moved to La Vallee, where they farmed for 45 years. Then in 1971, they moved to Fort Frances, where she lived until her death.

Her favourite pastime was to work in her flower and vegetable gardens.

DENNIS MAURICE DALSEG

Dennis Dalseg, 44, of Nestor Falls, Ont. passed away suddenly at his home in Nestor Falls on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998.

He was born May 26, 1954 in Fort Frances, Ont. and lived all of his life in Nestor Falls. On Oct. 14, 1978, he was united in marriage to the former Lois Veillieux.

Dennis was involved in all facets of outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and conservation. He also was very fond of all types of animals, and especially loved his pets.

JOHN ‘JACK’ P. MONREAN

John “Jack” (red) Pershing Monrean, 80, of International Falls, Mn. passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998 at his home with his family at his side.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, Oct. 29, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Covenant Church of International Falls, with the Pastor Larry Connors officiating. Military honours will be provided by VFW Post #2948 of International Falls.

The family will greet guests one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

MARION CHARLES BEBEE

Marion Charles Bebee, 66, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 19, 1998 in Fort Frances.

Having been predeceased by his parents, Carl and Ida in 1941 and 1939, Marion was raised by foster parents, the Hannahs, in Fort Frances until 1951.

He had lived and worked with his sister, Mabel and her husband, William Hele, from 1951 until 1972 in North Branch as a logger and farm worker. He subsequently went to work for Keith Hele until 1975 as a logger. He was later employed by Alton Pollard as a logger from 1975 until 1982.

PHILIP MARCUS HOLLAND

Philip Holland, 99, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, Oct. 18, 1998 at the Emo Health Centre in Emo. He was born Aug. 19, 1899 in County Galway, Ireland to the late Philip and Annie Holland.

In 1906, Philip moved to Canada with his family and settled in Burriss, Ont. for a while until moving to Carpenter Township. On Jan. 25, 1937, he was united in marriage to the former Hazel Ada Ward in International Falls, Mn.

Philip farmed in Carpenter Township for many years, and also worked for a time for the Department of Highways.

JOHN ARTHUR JOHNSON

John Arthur Johnson, 94, of 633 Second St. W., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Sept. 2, 1904 in Roseau, Mn. to the late Solomon and Alma Johnson.

In 1914, the family relocated to Arbor Vitae, Ont. They travelled by horse and wagon from Roseau to Baudette. From there, most of the family journeyed by barge to Bergland while Johnny, at age 10, helped drive the family’s cattle on an unfamiliar bush trail to their new home at Arbor Vitae.

CLARENCE JAMES WATSON

Clarence James Watson, late of Vancouver, B.C., passed away peacefully after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary; one daughter, Patricia (Paul) Lumsden; two grandchildren, Rebecca and Allison; one sister, Pat (Morris) Ash; two brothers, Keith (Ellen) Watson and Melvin (Florence) Watson; and many nephew and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, Gilbert and Elinor Watson; brothers, Gilbert, Leslie, and Gordon; and two sisters, Mildred (Art) Moran and Hazel Rose.

ALFRED ‘FRITZ’ BUJOLD

Fritz Bujold, 66, of Devlin, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances.

He was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Fort Frances to the late Jean and Ella Bujold. Fritz moved to Miscampbell, Ont. with his family when he was five years of age.

On August 3, 1955, he was united in marriage to the former Ethel Greensides. In 1956, Fritz and Ethel moved to Devlin, where they worked at Greensides General Store. Since 1973, they have owned and operated the store.

HORACE M. BOWES

Horace M. Bowes, 82, of 1323 Fifth St. E., Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Riverside Health Care Facilities Inc. with his family at his side.

Horace was born Nov. 1, 1915 in Newcastle, England and emigrated to Canada in 1924, where he settled in Hamilton, Ont. He later worked briefly for Canada Car.

Travelling across Canada in the Depression, he liked the Rainy River District and decided to settle here. He worked for a number of years in the bush, and later owned and operated his own logging business.

THELMA BEATRICE GREEN

Thelma Beatrice Green, 82, of 20 Poplar Ave., Atikokan, Ont., was taken home to be with her Lord on Friday, Oct. 9, 1998 in Atikokan General Hospital in Atikokan.

Thelma was born July 2, 1916 in Devlin, Ont., where she was raised. On Dec. 2, 1935, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Green, and together they farmed and raised their family in the Devlin area until 1960 when they moved to Atikokan.